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Brooklyn judge orders SUNY to give Long Island College Hospital back to Continuum

Shock, amazement, relief and confusion greeted the blockbuster announcement on Tuesday that Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest has ruled that SUNY Downstate must give Long Island College Hospital (LICH) back to Continuum Health Partners, or to another operator if Continuum isn't able or willing to take it back.

Continuum issued a statement late Tuesday saying it isn't able to take the hospital back, according to AP.


BAM installs new bike lot at 31 Lafayette Avenue featuring mural

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) will unveil a new BAM Bike Park and BAMart Outdoor installation on Sept. 4 at 31 Lafayette Avenue, directly across the street from the Peter Jay Sharp Building which houses the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House and BAM Rose Cinemas.


SUNY Downstate must return LICH assets, Brooklyn judge rules

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest found that the State University of New York Downstate (SUNY Downstate) violated a contractual obligation in the asset transfer of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) property and has ordered that LICH assets be transferred back to the hospital.

As previously reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, in May 2011, LICH requested and was granted the opportunity to transfer some of its assets to SUNY. The order was granted under the express declaration that “SUNY Downstate will continue [LICH’s] operation as a hospital.”


Cumbo picks up support from Clarke, Jeffries

As the race to succeed Councilwoman Letitia James entered its final three weeks before the Democratic Primary, candidate Laurie Cumbo picked up endorsements from a couple of major political figures in Central Brooklyn.


Plastic bags in grocery stores will cost you, if new bill passes

That plastic bag your grocer puts your eggs and bread in at the checkout counter will cost you 10 cents, if a new bill introduced on Tuesday wins the City Council’s approval.

Lander (D-Park Slope-Cobble Hill) and Councilwoman Margaret Chin (D-Lower Manhattan) have introduced a bill that would require grocery stores to charge customers 10 cents for each plastic bag. There would also be a charge for paper bags, under the proposed legislation.


Brooklyn federal judge finds stop-and-frisk of parolee illegal

A few days after Manhattan Federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin’s landmark stop-and-frisk ruling in Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al., a Brooklyn federal judge entered a ruling on Aug. 15 that the stopping and frisking of a Brooklyn parolee constituted an illegal search.


'Night Film' is gothic thriller

When reclusive director Stanislas Cordova's beautiful 24-year-old daughter Ashley is found dead under mysterious circumstances, grizzled investigative journalist Scott McGrath takes up the case in Marisha Pessl's gothic thriller "Night Film" (Random House). The author will appear in Brooklyn at DUMBO's powerHouse Arena for a book launch party on Aug. 20.


OBITUARY: Brita Immergut, longtime Heights resident and Poly Prep professor

On Aug. 1, 2013, at 84, Brita Immergut, revered math professor, and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, died of natural causes. Brita was the beloved wife of Edmund H. Immergut (Ed), caring mother of Ellen, Eva and Karin Immergut, loving mother-in-law to Jens Alber, Anders Carlson and Jim McDermott,  and adoring grandmother of Michael Alber, Kristina Carlson and Jessica and Elsa McDermott. Brita was devoted to her family, friends and students. She made it her life's mission to spread the joy of math to others.


Chinese national, in Brooklyn Federal Court, admits smuggling high-tech fiber to China

On Monday, at the Brooklyn federal courthouse, Ming Suan Zhang, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China, pleaded guilty to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by attempting to export massive quantities of aerospace-grade carbon fiber from the U.S. to China.  



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